To eschew updating the download URL with every new release submission, one can simply use
$version in any of the project links. It's automatically replaced with the current project version.
Following syntaxes are permitted:
This can be used with Other URLs as well. So by updating the project release / version number any other project link will pinpoint the right page:
release-notes = http://example.org/NEWS-$version.txt
Also functions for the autoupdate-URL and within the regex/rules.
If you want to substitute the version number dots with something else, use this syntax instead:
$_$version= dots become underscores (
$-$version= dots become hyphen (
$$version= dots are stripped (
A recent addition is extracting individual version number components.
$version0will ìnterpolate the major
$version2the patch/fix release, here
This component separation actually works on dots
_ and tilde
~ to allow accessing suffixes (e.g.
$version4 or whatever.